Confessions. Currently.

by Sarah on May 7, 2013 · 20 comments

I was on a role there with my Sunday Confessions. So much so that people started to [gasp!] look forward to them. (Well, at least one person.)

But here’s a confession ABOUT Sundays: sometimes I just want to drink an excessive amount of coffee, cook up my Meatless Monday A-Z recipe or prep for that week’s cooking class, go to yoga, and then wallow in the self-pity that comes from having to go back to work on Monday while catching up on Hart of Dixie and Glee on Hulu. And not blog.

So I half-heartedly started this post on Sunday as a combined confessional and ‘let’s pretend we’re in middle school sending chain letter survey e-mails through our AOL accounts’ activity. And now I’m finishing it. :)

Currently: May

Subtitle: MAY I Take the Liberty of Changing All of the Categories So They Actually Include the Word ‘Currently Instead of Just ‘Current’?


Currently Reading:

These are the books I have currently checked out of the library. 80% of them I requested that the library purchase for me in some sort of strange power-hungry “I don’t need no Kindle” spree of excitement.

I have completed two of them [Frances & Bernard–which I recommend if you studied English and/or religion in college–and Beautiful Ruins–if you like a good back-to-the-future story, old Hollywood, and occasionally snarky jabs at the movie industry] and have just been immediately drawn in to Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Currently Listening To:

Whatever they are singing on Glee. After a two year hiatus, I have watched the entirety of Season Three on Amazon Prime, and am now using my Hulu Plus account to work through Season Four. [And I’ve also corrupted my “I’ve never watched this much TV before” roommate.]


I AM looking forward to the arrival of the new Lady Antebellum CD on Tuesday. :)

Currently Feeling (Not) Guilty for Deriving Too Much PleasureIn:


The original. The best. The reason I spend so much time on the elliptical.

[Since I don’t have cable, I am forced to improve my body while degrading my mind.]

Currently Drinking:

Carbonation cravings have been running rampant in my stomach, and when I don’t have kombucha to tackle the need for fizz, I love a La Croix. Especially the grapefruit kind. Mostly because I like the word pamplemousse.

Currently Eating:

I don’t think we should talk about the rate at which I have been consuming watermelon.

And pineapple.

Currently Watching:

I finally saw Silver Linings Playbook. I really enjoyed it. [I sat through the whole thing without breaks. Which is saying something.]


However, I did like the book a whole lot better because I think the way Pat as a character–and the view of his mental illness–is approached in a much more empathetic and interesting way. I also think we miss something in the movie without the exploration of the characters’ relationship dynamics.

As far as TV goes, as I mentioned above, I’ve been watching lots of Glee. In between new episodes of Nashville and Smash.


Whoever created the genre of ‘musical television’ clearly had this ‘I wish I were on Broadway’ girl in mind.

Currently Wishing For:

Summer vacation.

Currently Needing:

Summer vacation.

Currently Triumphant About:

The creation of Cinnamon Roll Nutty Butter.

Although I kind of want to call it Cinnamon Bun. Buns and nuts. Heehee.

The Gooey Brownie still needs work.

Not that I haven’t been enjoying the testing process.

Currently Crushing On:


If Joseph-Gordon Levitt lived during the time of Arabian Nights, i feel like he would have been a lot like Aladdin. And if Aladdin lived now, he would be a hipster.

Currently Indulging In:

Butter Boy Bread.

I know bread isn’t really an indulgence, per se, but when you find yourself going to the City Market on Saturday mornings with the sole intention of buying his English muffins, and later that evening cause numerous outcries of communal excitement at a potluck dinner after mentioning the herb muffin samples you had that morning….

Well, let’s just say it’s roll-your-eyes-back-in-your-head good.

Currently Feeling Blessed Because:

Despite fear, anxiety, and uncertainties that I often do well in hiding (except from Mama Smart ;)), I have been reminded lately that I am blessed and lucky to have so much love and support from people in places both unexpected and unconditionally constant in all aspects of my life.

Also, I am FINALLY going to get to spill a giant secret to y’all very soon. And it is a HUGE (scary, wonderful, overwhelming) blessing.*

*No. I haven’t finally been asked out on a date or been gifted a child through immaculate conception. Put those thoughts away.

Currently Wearing:

Slippers. Fuzzy socks. Green American Eagle sweatpants. Harvard T-shirt I stole from a camper a few years ago…when I was her counselor. Long-sleeved ski waffle-knit shirt I always get compliments on but only ever wear around the house.

Earlier I was wearing this:

my attempts at discreetly sneaking bites of oreo rocky road chocolate fudge icing treats in the teachers lounge were foiled by my drapy scarf

And then this:

i love side ponytails and i don't care.

Currently Excited About:

BLEND 2013 in less than two weeks! I can’t wait to see all of my more-than-blends again and make new friends-through blogging.

Current Link I’m Loving:

I have watched this video of “I Heard Your Voice in a Dream” from Smash at least 20 times in a row. [And that was after watching it that many times on Hulu.]I got chills the first time I saw it. Seriously.


Currently Feeling:

Like this is the longest post EVER and that now I’m worn out and don’t know if I will be able to summon the energy for a What I Ate Wednesday post tomorrow evening. Which is not  a Wednesday. Just saying.